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Caenorhabditis elegans is a free-living, transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length, which lives in temperate soil environments.
WPI professor explores how lipids in our bodies and cell membranes affect aging, long-term health

WPI professor explores how lipids in our bodies and cell membranes affect aging, long-term health

Drug cocktail that increases lifespan discovered

Drug cocktail that increases lifespan discovered

Researchers demonstrate epigenetic memory transmission via sperm

Researchers demonstrate epigenetic memory transmission via sperm

Researchers find molecule that halts, reverts neurodegeneration caused by Parkinson's disease

Researchers find molecule that halts, reverts neurodegeneration caused by Parkinson's disease

Stress can permanently and profoundly impact connectivity of developing nerves

Stress can permanently and profoundly impact connectivity of developing nerves

Researchers identify series of molecules involved in regeneration of damaged nerves

Researchers identify series of molecules involved in regeneration of damaged nerves

Study findings shed light on fundamental feature of nerve repair

Study findings shed light on fundamental feature of nerve repair

Scientists turn to C. elegans for new model of peripheral neuropathy

Scientists turn to C. elegans for new model of peripheral neuropathy

Scientists discover and characterize new toxin in cholera bacteria

Scientists discover and characterize new toxin in cholera bacteria

Scientists identify new inherited neurodevelopmental disease

Scientists identify new inherited neurodevelopmental disease

Fearful worms provide new clues about human anxiety

Fearful worms provide new clues about human anxiety

New study identifies mechanisms to lengthen egg viability in worms

New study identifies mechanisms to lengthen egg viability in worms

Study describes new protection mechanisms to fight neurodegeneration in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

Study describes new protection mechanisms to fight neurodegeneration in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

Roundworms may provide new clues to nicotine dependence

Roundworms may provide new clues to nicotine dependence

Scientists one step closer to solving puzzle of how nerves can self-heal

Scientists one step closer to solving puzzle of how nerves can self-heal

Umass Amherst scientist receives grant to study pollutant effects on embryos in animal models

Umass Amherst scientist receives grant to study pollutant effects on embryos in animal models

Researchers identify new molecular pathway that controls aging in worms

Researchers identify new molecular pathway that controls aging in worms

Studies shed new light on leading cause of birth defects and miscarriage

Studies shed new light on leading cause of birth defects and miscarriage

Scientists aim is to better understand effects of DNA damage on aging process

Scientists aim is to better understand effects of DNA damage on aging process

Study elucidates how aerobic exercise protects the sick heart

Study elucidates how aerobic exercise protects the sick heart